panieer for KTM640 adventure

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by 8+8, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. 8+8

    8+8 Slow zero fighter

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    Hi, I bought 2005 640 adventure and am looking for cost effective pannier for this bike. Thank you in advance.
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  2. meat popsicle

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    you might wanna let us know what you want them for. if its mostly street then you can go with the commercial aluminum jobbies and look cool - even the Gobi from KTM are good I hear. but they die if you go off road alot and crash.

    soft bags seem to be the ticket for more off road fun. Dirt Bagz here in the USA are big, or you can get Andys Bagz from Aussie-land for the same price - they look tough! not sure why soft bags have to end in "Z"? :dunno

    if you are a DIY fella then you can get a good rack and some Pelican cases - lots of info on that w/ the search function. the Pelicans are Nie-invulnerable if you really want hard cases. just make sure you use a break-away mount system (like jimjib's) so a crash doesnt tear up your bike/rack or both! :D

    oh, and post pics of your orange glory ya jerk! :lol3
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  3. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    Yea....what Meat said. And fill out your profile, or at least tell us where you are located. It makes recommendations so much easier... :evil

    CC
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  4. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    Do those Andys Bagz come with some kind of rack?
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  5. Buckster

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    You are just hoping for a friend Chris. :webers :tb
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  6. dakarboy

    dakarboy ugly and stupid

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    happy trails makes some cool stuff with alot of options for bag sizes.
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  7. meat popsicle

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    nope, no soft bagz (:lol3) come with racks that I know of; I ran some soft bags on my LC4a last weekend and they were fine, although I was worried they wanted to send the rear quarter panel into the exhaust, and they did scuff the finish on it :rolleyes

    lots of racks out there, KTM, happy trails, i haven't dug thru them? any consensus on the best rack for the LC4s? :ear
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  8. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    Dirt-Bagz come with racks....quick dismount too....

    Oh, and before I forget....blow me, Bucky
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  9. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    So the price comparisons between dirt bagz and andys bagz is not taking into account that you'd need to buy some kind of LC4 racks for andys bagz.
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  10. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    You are correct Sir!

    And the Dirt-Bagz site shows a special $199 price right now...
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  11. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    Argh! I'd finally decided to get them, but they only take paypal on the web site.
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  12. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    PayPal is free for the one sending money... :deal
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  13. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    Turns out I'm at the $2k limit. My self-preservation instinct won't allow me to give them bank info.
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  14. meat popsicle

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    you could always set up an online account for this type of stuff. only put money in there when you are going to use it... lots of banks have free checking accounts.
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  15. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    I've thought about that, but I've heard stories that even an account in the same bank can be drained. So it would have to be another bank. Hrm, maybe. Then again, I hear you can start a fresh account with a new ebay name or something.

    :dunno how did we all get into this mess.
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  16. meat popsicle

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    I think its called progress :arg
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  17. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    ain't nobody gettin my account info, i don't care how secure they say it is. There is a loop hole in EVERY system.
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    you ain't lying there! how many big info companies (ChoicePoint etc.) have just given away people's info lately? :arg

    that said, I have PayPal and use my CC on the net often (sometimes maybe when I shouldnt). PayPal is a big company and they are probably reliable. The CC is pretty safe because if someone uses it you can get the charges dropped. i think the convience outweights the risks in most instances.

    the problems shall arise when its required; that will suck for those who don't feel comfortable with it.
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  19. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    Call 'em (I think his name is Eric). They would likely take a money order. I picked mine up at his place in Evergreen, CO. Good people...

    CC
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  20. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    Ha! I just faxed my order, oldschool style.
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